Ultrasound scans in pregnancy may be routine or they may be offered because of pain or bleeding or because of problems in a previous pregnancy. In early pregnancy, especially before 11 weeks, it is usual to have a trans-vaginal internal scan , where a probe is placed in the vagina. This gives the clearest and most accurate picture in early pregnancy. The person doing the scan spreads a special gel on your lower abdomen below your belly button and above the line of pubic hair. He or she then moves the scanner over the gel, sometimes pressing down, until the uterus womb and pregnancy can be seen.
Back to 1 to 12 weeks pregnant. The bones of the face are formed now. The eyelids are closed and will not open for a few months yet.
Your browser does not support the video tag. The 12 weeks scan [10 weeks fetal age] above shows a very active fetus. The mother who can not feel these movements, laughs as she looks at the screen and can see her tiny baby kicking out.